October 27, 2015
Are you thinking about changing careers but scared to jump blindly into something new? Are you not sure where to start? Most people are unhappy and frustrated with their current job but don’t know how to create a plan to move into a new career.
If you love books, maybe you would like to work in a library or bookstore. Think about how you would spend your time if you didn’t have to work to earn a living.
Taking a class to learn a new skill is now easier than ever. Most colleges offer online courses that will allow you to work at a time convenient for you. You will have specific deadlines to meet just as if you were in a classroom, but you can work at your pace and within your weekly schedule.
Suppose you work in the medical field now but think you now want to work with animals. Starting out part-time for an employer is one of the best ways to work into a full-time position later.
Maybe you won’t wind up changing careers after all, but instead build a part-time business that allows you to be creative and express yourself. If you love dogs, maybe you could be a pet sitter for your friends and neighbors.
If you have an idea about what you would like to do, why not work at it part-time? Suppose you work in the medical field now but think you now want to work with animals. Starting out part-time for an employer is one of the best ways to work into a full-time position later.
Try something new, even if you’re not sure if you would like it. Learn photography, update your computer skills, or take a yoga class. Even if you wind up hating it, you won’t know if you don’t try.
While you are helping others, you are also finding out if something is right for you. Could you tutor someone who doesn’t know how to read?
The possibilities are endless if you just use your imagination. As long as you are doing something that feeds your soul, you are spending your time on a worthwhile cause – yourself!